Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah that we are able to embrace this auspicious Day of 'Ashura yet again.
One of the simpler things that we are encouraged to do on this day is to recite Surah Al-Ikhlas for 1000 times, with a hope that Allah aza wa jalla will honor us with a glance from Him with His Eyes of Mercy.
I am neither in a position to expound this matter nor do I want to. But it sounds like a big deal for an ignorant and weak person like me. Something to reflect on.
When we pray we are supposed to either visualize Him or be aware that He is watching us. On top of this, today on this Day of 'Ashura, as we have heard/learned from the shuyukh, we could have that precious gift of His glance, if we were to recite Al-Ikhlas 1000 times.
Regretfully, I have, more than a thousand times, glanced at other than Him i.e. at my phone screen, unnecessarily checking on whatsapp, twitter and what not. Today, let's keep that to a minimum if not abandoning it completely. Let's "glance" at Al-Ikhlas 1000 times and make ourselves worthy of His merciful glance on us.
If the King were to glance with the Eyes of Mercy, this faqir hopes with the divine glance comes with it forgiveness, guidance, support and success, now, in the ending and beyond.